Childrens Gardening Week

Local School Receives Gardening Donation From Us

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A Worksop primary school has received a donation of plants and trees from the team at CFG to honour National Children’s Gardening Week which takes place between 29th May and 6th June 2021.

Last week, our Business Development Manager, Alistair Plant, popped along to drop off the plants, and also help with some of the planting with the children.

The school was the first in the UK to receive Gold accreditation from the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) and is still the only school in the East Midlands to have the award.  It integrates outside activities into its academic learning, sports and play so that its children can appreciate the positive impact that being outside, and gardening has on physical and mental wellbeing.

“This is a wonderfully generous donation from the team at Carlton Forest Group and will give our children even more to enjoy in our lovely woodland and outdoor areas where they spend time learning and playing,” said Chris Wilson, Head Teacher, Ramsden Primary School. “It is great to have such valuable support from businesses in our local community, and it was great to welcome members of the team to our school to show them what a fantastic outdoor facility we have.”

Graham White, Group Commercial Director, Carlton Forest Group commented; “It was great to be able to visit school and see the wonderful outdoor area they have which is truly commendable, as well as help the children to get started with planting the shrubs, vegetables, trees and flowers that we took with us. We’re delighted to help our nearest school and children in our local community once again and to also support another national initiative that this time is focused entirely on evoking a love of gardening and an appreciation of nature from an early age.”

For information about National Children’s Gardening Week visit https://www.childrensgardeningweek.co.uk/

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